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Dr Juanita Maree
Freight forwarders note some progress in tackling logistics crisis, but call for intensification of collaborative efforts
1st February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The CEO of the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) believes progress is being made in navigating the ‘perfect storm’ of South Africa’s current logistics crisis, which is... 


The Cape Town Container Terminal
TPT reports Cape Town Container Terminal improvements
30th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) says the Cape Town Container Terminal reached a high of 17 moves an hour during a single shift in the past week despite fluctuating productivity, and 2 388... 


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BMI foresees better growth in South Africa, Nigeria this year
26th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

After acting as a drag on sub-Saharan African growth in 2023, Nigeria and South Africa are expected to reverse this trend during the current year, as they shake off the effect of the headwinds that... 


A road fright truck on the N3 corridor
Dedicated freight lanes and restricted truck operating hours mooted in draft plan to shift cargo back to rail
25th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Transport (DoT) is canvasing as series of interventions aimed at attracting freight back to South Africa’s struggling rail system from road, which has emerged as the country’s... 


The Maputo port
DP World’s $2bn Mozambique port expansion gets approval
24th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique approved an extended deal for DP World, Grindrod and other operators of its biggest port, including a $2-billion expansion that will further draw cargoes away from neighboring South... 


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Operators to run a full three-berth operation at the Ngqura Container Terminal
19th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Ngqura Container Terminal (NCT), in the Eastern Cape, has recruited 36 lifting equipment operators to run a full three-berth operation when South Africa’s citrus season begins in April. The... 


Containers loaded onto wagons at DCT Pier 2
Steps being taken to improve turnaround at DCT Pier 2 ahead of the citrus season
19th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 is prioritising fluid terminal operations ahead of South Africa’s citrus season, and the terminal is providing a rail link solution for its customers’... 


Sylvania marks important milestones on ESG journey
19th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Platinum group metals producer and developer Sylvania Platinum (Sylvania) has been advancing its various environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives since the publication of its... 


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Construction machinery dealership for Mauritius
12th January 2024

Yellow Metal Machine Rental has recently been appointed as an official Wacker Neuson dealer in Mauritius. The company’s machine rental business was originally opened in Mauritius by MD Dave Alcock... 


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Cape Town calls for deadline on private sector port involvement
12th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town says it wants a “clear deadline” from Transnet and national government on private sector involvement in the Port of Cape Town.  With a private sector partner set to start... 


The Durban Container Terminal
Rival bidders question selection of proposed partner for Durban container terminal
12th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s selection of Filipino billionaire Enrique Razon’s harbour firm as a partner to revive sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest container port is being questioned by losing bidders. Companies... 


Durban Container Terminal
Durban Container Terminal Pier 2's performance improving but ‘not out of the woods’
11th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 has averaged single-digit vessels at anchor over the last two weeks, having earlier ensured that all priority cargo across the retail, automotive, energy... 


A Maersk vessel
War, weather put ocean shippers on notice for rough seas in 2024
7th January 2024 By: Reuters

 Recent hostilities in the Red Sea have thrown global shippers of vital goods for a loop - but it is hardly the only issue that big carriers are facing as 2024 kicks off. Giants like Maersk say the... 


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Samsung’s CSR Journey & Positive Impact in Africa
21st December 2023

By Hlubi Shivanda, Director: Business Operations & Innovation & Corporate Affairs, Samsung SA JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 21 December 2023 – Since the dawn of democracy when Samsung entered South... 


Oil rises on Red Sea jitters, Russian export cut
Oil rises on Red Sea jitters, Russian export cut
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

Oil rose on December 18 as attacks by the Houthis on ships in the Red Sea raised concerns of oil supply disruptions and Russia's plan to lower exports in December provided additional support.... 


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Company supplies temporary treatment plant
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Water purification and preservation company Watericon was awarded a 12-month tender to establish a temporary water treatment plant for two of State-owned power utility Eskom’s demineralising plants... 


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Gas Access To Europe Terminal liquefied natural gas project, the Netherlands
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will make it possible to supply an additional four-billion cubic metres of liquefied natural gas a year. 


Transnet freight locomotives
Transnet halts plan to allow private companies to operate key rail line
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned ports and rail company Transnet withdrew a request for quotes for an operating lease on a freight-rail artery that connects its biggest port with its industrial hub, because changes in... 


Seven RTGs being delivered to the Cape Town Container Terminal
Cape Town Container Terminal receives seven additional gantry cranes
12th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Cape Town Container Terminal (CTCT) took delivery of seven pre-used rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) on December 11. The acquisition of the RTGs is part of State-owned Transnet Port Terminals’... 


A ship carrying containers
Global trade to contract 5% this year
11th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad), in its December 2023 ‘Global Trade Update’, says global trade in goods will decline by about $2-trillion this year, but trade in... 


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Passage of NHI Bill would spell disaster for the health sector – BLSA
11th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso has warned of the deteriorating health sector without the prospect of recovery, owing in large part to the passage last week of the National Health... 


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TNPA increases tug availability at the Port of Durban
8th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has increased the number of tugs available to an average of six. The increased tug availability is set to complement the recently announced 24-hour... 


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Flawless Engineering
8th December 2023

Commercial engineering solutions company Flawless Engineering strives to bring customers’ ideas to life.   Its primary focus is the fabrication and preparation of containerised and ISO panel... 


Image of Bulk storage for polymer solutions at CHRYSO Southern Africa
Investment into local production
7th December 2023

Admixture specialist CHRYSO Southern Africa says it is investing significantly in its local production facilities. The company says it reinvests 3% to 5% of its annual turnover and that investment... 


A straddle carrier
Spares deal expected to boost performance of straddle carriers at congested DCT Pier 2
7th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has concluded a seven-year agreement with four original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply of critical spares for equipment across its terminals, including... 


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John Thompson secures additional order for Rand-Air containerised boilers
7th December 2023

On the back of the successful delivery of two 3 t/h TR300 containerised boiler models this year, industrial rental solutions provider Rand-Air ordered two additional containerised boilers from... 


The Durban Container Terminal
TNPA seeks bidders for big berth expansion at congested Durban terminal
4th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has issued a tender for the reconstruction, deepening and lengthening of three berths at the Pier 2 North Quay of the currently congested Durban... 


An image showing the Port of Durban
TNPA bolsters interventions at Port of Durban to expedite recovery
1st December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is assisting terminal operators with implementing the container recovery plan more easily at the Port of Durban by providing a 24-hour helicopter services... 


Reach stackers are revolutionising container handling processes
Reach stackers are revolutionising container handling processes
1st December 2023

Container yards are essential for the global transportation of goods, and the cargo handling equipment that gets utilised within them is critical to make the handling process as seamless and... 


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Two generators housed in one container
1st December 2023

Atlas Copco Power Technique’s QAC1100 TwinPower solution consists of two fully loaded generators housed inside a custom 20-foot container and is designed to provide a reliable and flexible prime... 


An image of one of the container tanks on offer from Container World
New tanks acquired for fuel storage, transportation across Africa
1st December 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Celebrating 40 years in business this year, South African tank and container supplier Container World last month bought 20 container tanks, which were delivered to the company’s Durban depot, in... 


An image of the feed tank used for softening potable water
Gold mine receives containerised water treatment plants
1st December 2023

Endeavour Mining Corporation’s Lafigué gold mine, which is located about 120 km northeast of Bouake, in Côte d’Ivoire, has been equipped with three water treatment plants that will be fed raw water... 


Durban Container Terminal landside operations
Durban Container Terminal increases working hours to clear backlog, amongst other measures
30th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 has increased the ship working hours at some of its berths over the last few days to clear the backlog of vessels at anchor, Durban Terminals has... 


The Port of Cape Town
Cape Town container terminal clears most of vessel backlog
29th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Cape Town Container Terminal (CTCT) has cleared most of its backlog, berthing vessels on arrival with only one vessel at anchor, State-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) reports. The terminal... 


Elvey Group appointed as a distributor of Milestone Systems
29th November 2023

On 1 October 2023, Pentagon Distribution (an Elvey Group company within the Hudaco Group of Companies) was appointed as a Distributor by Milestone Systems — Global Number 1 provider of open... 


Shipping container
100 000 containers now stuck outside three SA ports - as new penalties and price hikes loom
29th November 2023 By: News24Wire

In recent weeks, container ships have been bypassing the congested and delay-ridden Cape Town harbour to berth at the Port of Port Elizabeth in Gqeberha and the Ngqura (Coega) port, reports the... 


Solar-powered e-truck to conquer world’s highest volcano
24th November 2023

Transport company Gebrüder Weiss has dispatched a sophisticated solar-powered e-truck and expedition equipment to Chile, by sea freight, to help a team trying to reach the summit of the world’s... 


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Light from the tunnel?
24th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Reform progress in South Africa rarely moves in a straight line from A to B, with the stop/start nature of the country’s electricity reform being a case in point. Nevertheless, there is a... 


Shumani opens Cape Town office to service the Western Cape region
23rd November 2023

Shumani Industrial Equipment, the largest black-owned and managed industrial supplier of its kind in South Africa, officially launched its Cape Town regional office on 17 July, under the management... 


Oranges packed in a box
Citrus exports lower than forecast as headwinds persist
22nd November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Southern African citrus growers packed 165.1-million cartons for delivery to global markets during the 2023 export season – an increase of about 800 000 cartons year-on-year but 500 000 cartons... 


South African Association of Freight Forwarders CEO Juanita Maree
SAAFF warns of rising port-congestion costs
22nd November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) estimates that the current congestion at South Africa’s ports is costing at least R124-million a day in direct and indirect costs. With... 


The Durban Container Terminal
No ‘overnight’ solution to vessel congestion at Durban container terminal
20th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The prevailing backlog of ships at anchorage outside the country’s largest container terminal is currently forecast to be cleared only by the end of February amid persistent equipment shortages and... 


Tailor-made lifting machines save money in the long run
Tailor-made lifting machines save money in the long run
20th November 2023

There is often a misconception that a tailor-made machine designed and built to fit specific job requirements will be more expensive than a standard, unmodified machine. On the face of it, a... 


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